The American Institute of Alternative Medicine (AIAM)  is an accredited combined learning institution and clinic located in beautiful Columbus, Ohio.  AIAM has been educating students in health and wellness for over 20 years.


The American Institute of Alternative Medicine began as Massage Away, Inc.; a massage school with one program and 14 students. This has evolved into AIAM with 4 programs and over 2,500 alumni practicing worldwide.  AIAM’s programs include Acupuncture, Western Massage Therapy, Registered Nursing, and Practical Nursing. In fact, we are home to the only Acupuncture program in Ohio, and the longest-running massage program in Central Ohio.

AIAM takes pride in the diversity of its student population. Students come from many different cultural backgrounds to learn alternative therapies with one goal uniting them: helping other people.

Many of our students overcome difficult obstacles on a daily basis in order to further their education, meet career goals, and better their lives.  Our students play many roles both on campus and off. Parents, teachers, employees, volunteers, entrepreneurs; each of our students face a unique challenge that is overcome by passion and dedication to their program. These students transition into careers as caring professionals that any employer can be proud of.

Thank you AIAM students and alumni, you are the BEST of the BEST!

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Visit AIAM: 6685 Doubletree Avenue Columbus, Ohio 43229

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